eNOTES FOR SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
(with bulletin information for the weekends of September 23 and 30, 2018)
eNOTES is a biweekly diocesan newsletter which is sent to the following distribution lists: all priests, diocesan staff, deacons, deacon candidates, bookkeepers and secretaries, catechetical leaders, principals, commissioned lay ministers, diocesan finance council, diocesan pastoral council, and pastoral associates. Others can subscribe on the eNotes webpage at www.rcdony.org/enotes. The next submission deadline is September 24 for the September 27 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends of October 8 and 14. To submit an announcement to be included in eNotes, use the submission form. The link to the submission form can also be found in the left-hand column on the eNotes page (www.rcdony.org/enotes). We welcome suggestions for improvements to newsletter. Suggestions can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CHANGE OF ADDRESS?
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DAY OF PRAYER AND PENANCE: For the victims of sexual abuse by the clergy and for the purification of the Church
In response to requests by our Pope and Bishop, St. Mary’s Cathedral in Ogdensburg will host a Day of Prayer and Penance: for the victims of sexual abuse by the clergy and for the purification of the Church.”
The mystical Body of Christ, the Church, is grievously wounded by these betrayals. Please join us in prayer and penance on Friday, September 14, the Feast of the Exultation of the Holy Cross, beginning with 12:00 noon Mass in St. Mary's Cathedral. The day will continue with adoration of the Holy Eucharist and praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:00 pm. Bishop LaValley will lead us in a Holy Hour of Reparation beginning at 4:00 pm. We will conclude with Benediction at 5:00 pm.
May all who have suffered find healing and strength, and may our Church reflect anew the true holiness of the Body of Christ!
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YOUTH LEAD: 2018 Leadership Weekend
Jesus calls us to, "Love one another as I have loved you" John 13:34
We are presented with opportunities to "love one another" all the time, yet it can be difficult to recognize these moments through all the noise and interference that exist in today's world. Even when we recognize the moments to “love one another,” to become “Disciple Leaders,” we may not know how or why we should do so.
Join us on this weekend of faith, fellowship and fun as we learn about Jesus's love for us and how we can grow to become "Disciple Leaders" in our homes, communities, schools and work.
This year's retreat location will be held at Guggenheim on the weekend of September 28-30
The ticket price for this all-inclusive retreat is $70.00 *Workshops, meals, and accommodations, included*
For schedule information see https://www.rcdony.org/youth/leadership.htm or contact Tom Semeraro, Director of Youth Ministry at: 315-393-2920 ext. 1415
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MIDDLE SCHOOL VOCATIONS RETREAT: Camp Guggenheim
SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2018
9AM TO 3:30PM
AT CAMP GUGGENHEIM, 1468 COUNTY RTE 18, SARANAC LAKE, NY 12983
This retreat is geared toward realizing and understanding the path that God has set before you. This is a free event, open to all grades 6 to 8 and includes activities and lunch! Public school students who are members of a parish group are also welcome to attend this weekday event. Public schools do provide provisions in their attendance policies to take a day off for religious worship. Please ask your child’s teacher or principal for release procedures.
For more information, contact:
Cathy Russell in Vocations (firstname.lastname@example.org) - (315)393-2920 ext 1450
Tom Semeraro in Youth (email@example.com) - (315)393-2920 ext 1415
MARRIAGE AND CONSECRATED LIFE JUBILEE
We are pleased to announce the annual Consecrated Religious Jubilee Mass will be combined this year with the annual Marriage Jubilee Mass. The Marriage and Consecrated Life Jubilee will be celebrated on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 2:30pm by Bishop Terry R. LaValley at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
The Mass is to honor the Religious Sisters for their decades of service to the Church and all married couples celebrating their anniversaries (from one year and up). Family and friends of the honorees are welcome to attend. Bishop LaValley will host a light reception immediately following the Mass in the Brzana Hall at the Cathedral.
The Religious Sisters celebrating special jubilee anniversaries are the following:
40 years Sister Cindy Sullivan, BVN
Sister Elizabeth Washburn, APB
50 years Sister Jennifer Votraw, SSJ
60 years Sister Mary Louise Fiedler, SSJ
Sister Marilyn McGillan, APB
Sister Mary Patrick Murphy, SSJ
Sister Elizabeth Menard, OP
Sister Claire Michel Fortier, SCSL
70 years Sister Mary Teresa Magdalen Nichols, SSJ
Sister Mary Monica Flaherty, SSJ
Married couples wishing to attend, receive a certificate from Bishop LaValley and have their names included in the program will need to register for the Mass on or before Friday, September 14, 2018.
Couples can register themselves at https://www.rcdony.org/marriagejubilee. The Marriage and Consecrate Life Jubilee Mass is cosponsored by the Vocations, Episcopal Delegate for Religious and the Family Life Offices.
JOURNEY WITH CHRIST: Western and Eastern Regions
Western Region: September 29, 2018
Lobster House Restaurant, Norwood, NY
Time: 10am - 2:00pm
Contact to register: Shayne firstname.lastname@example.org or call 315-782-3620 by Sept. 21, 2018
Eastern Region: October 13, 2018
St. Alexander's Church, Morrisonville
Time: 10am - 2:00pm
Contact to register: Andi email@example.com or call 518-310-3669
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DIOCESAN BLUE MASS
This year Bishop Terry R. LaValley will celebrate the Diocesan Blue Mass on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 2:00 pm at St. Peter's Church, 114 Cornelia Street, Plattsburgh, NY.
The Blue Mass the Church’s way to offer thanks to God for the dedication and sacrifices made by the women and men in Law Enforcement/Corrections and to pray for their safety, as well as for their families and communities. In addition to members and their families, community members and supporters are invited to attend. Questions can be addressed to Fr. Christopher Carrara, Blue Mass Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 315-605-1039
Annual Fall-ECO-Fest Presentation, “The Science Behind Pope Francis’ Laudato Si: Care for our Common Home” will be given by Aileen O'Donoghue, St. Lawrence University Associate Professor of Physics, author & contributor to the monthly magazine, Living Faith. As a scientist and a person of faith, Aileen will reflect on Pope Francis’ encouragement of people to examine the pressure humanity has been putting on our world and actively take steps to reduce and mitigate that pressure. The Event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 1:30-3:30 pm at the Sisters of St. Joseph Hearthside Hospitality Center, 1425 Washington St., Watertown, N.Y. 13601 and is sponsored by: Watertown Faith and Ecology of Upstate New York. Event is free and open to the Public. Fall snacks will include Burrville cider and donuts. For more information: call 315-212-6592 or email: email@example.com
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YOUTH BUSES FOR LIFE: Pilgrimage to the March for Life
High school pilgrimage to the March for Life in Washington, DC. Two coach buses will depart the North Country on Thursday, January 17, 2019 returning Saturday, January 19, 2019. Pick-up locations: Northern bus (Massena, Canton & Gouverneur), Western bus (Watertown). Cost $150 includes transportation, hotel, meals and shirt.
Registration opens Oct 1 online at rcdony.org/prolife. For more info, please contact the Respect Life Office 518-524-0774.
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WELCOME TO THE FEAST: Eastern Region Commissioned Lay Ministers,
Continuing Education Event with Bishop LaValley
The Eastern Region Commissioned Lay Ministers Association (ERCLMA) has organized our Fall Continuing Formation Event. Bishop Terry LaValley will offer Mass, followed by dinner and the Bishop’s reflection on the Eucharist. All Commissioned Lay Ministers are welcome! This is our annual meeting for the Eastern Regain Commissioned Lay Ministers, so please make every effort to attend.
The evening kicks off our six-week Little Rock scripture study on the Eucharist, “Welcome to the Feast,” to be led by fellow Commissioned Lay Ministers. The study will be hosted at St. Peter’s Church in Plattsburgh on Thursday evenings from October 11th through November 15th. This is an opportunity to deepen our understanding and learn how to lead a scripture study. Hopefully, we can offer more opportunities in our parishes. You may register for the dinner with guest speaker Bishop Terry LaValley, or the “Welcome to the Feast” scripture study, or both.
Event- Welcome to the Feast
Thursday October 4th, 2018, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
5:30 pm – Mass celebrated by Bishop Terry LaValley
6:30 pm – Dinner and guest speaker Bishop Terry LaValley, followed by a short introduction to the “Welcome to the Feast” scripture study. The scripture study will commence the following Thursday evening.
Where- St. Peter’s Church, 114 Cornelia Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Registrations must be received by Friday September 21, 2018
Cost- Just the Dinner Event $10
Just the Scripture Study $17
Both the Dinner Event and the Scripture Study $27
Starr Burke, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brenda Smith, email@example.com
Janice Morse, firstname.lastname@example.org
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LIFECHAIN SUNDAY: October 7th
Stand up for LIFE at this year's LIFECHAIN, offered in 5 Diocesan locations: Massena, Plattsburgh, Potsdam, Saranac Lake and Schroon Lake. A peaceful, prayerful, public, pro-life presence. Signs are provided. We stand for life rain or shine. Bring a friend! For more info: www.lifechain.net
ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
THE CATHOLIC FAMILY: God's Answer for our Time
The Catholic Family is a countercultural sign witnessing the love and light of Christ to the world.
This one-day event for families: men, women and teens is intended to help us be the salt and light in our communities. As we are strengthened in our own faith and learn how much we are loved by God, we in turn will become signs of hope, faith and love for those around us.
This powerful event is for everyone in the diocese! That means YOU! There will be sessions for adults, as well as evening tracks for teenagers.
Our keynote speaker will be Johnnette Benkovic Williams, who, together with Thomas Sullivan and Sue Brinkman will present us with strategies for living our faith out loud so that we may be beacons of hope in a noisy and confused world.
The day will include Morning Prayer, presentations, Mass with Bishop LaValley, special evening presentations for teens, and will conclude with a Healing Rosary service.
For more information and registration: see www.rcdony.org/familyevent
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FAMILY GUGGENHEIM: “Family - Become What You Are!”
It’s time to register for Family Guggenheim. Bring your family to the most meaningful weekend of the year! Hike, swim, pray, play...be.
Visit https://www.rcdony.org/familylife/family-guggenheim.html to register.
One session remaining:
Session 3: October 5 - October 7, 2018
Contact Deacon Henry and Dayna Leader for information at 315-323-0827 or email@example.com
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A PILGRIMAGE TO WESTERN NEW YORK WITH BISHOP LAVALLEY
D.O.V.S. (Diocese of Ogdensburg Vocation Society) is sponsoring a pilgrimage to Western, New York with Bishop LaValley from October 16th to 18th.
Departing from: Notre Dame Church, Malone at 7:30 a.m.; St. Mary’s Church, Potsdam at 8:15 a.m.; St. Anthony’s Church, Watertown at 9:45 a.m.
Pilgrimage includes: Luxury Coach Bus to all destinations; 2 nights stay at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, NY; 2 Breakfasts; 1 Lunch; 2 Dinners; 2 Wine & Cheese Evening Socials; evening opportunities for card games, board games and the like; tour of Christ the King Seminary; Mass at the Seminary with Bishop LaValley; tour of Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Buffalo, NY (with time to shop in its religious gift shop); Mass and Holy Hour for Vocations at the Basilica with Bishop LaValley; free time at Niagara Falls.
Cost: $350.00 per person for individuals registered before August 31, 2018.
$399.00 per person for individuals registered after August 31, 2018. For more information contact: Mrs. Connie Randall at 315-265-2762 or Ms. Mary Enslow at 315-268-1016.
DESTINATION CONFIRMATION: ST LAWRENCE DEANERY
Attention All St. Lawrence Pastors and Catechetical Leaders
When: October 21, 2018
Where: Parish of Visitation,
Start Time: 10:30 Mass
Free to attend
Contact Shayne at firstname.lastname@example.org to register no later than October 12, 2018.
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THE BEST OF IRELAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND: Pilgrimage with Fr. Amyot
11 Day pilgrimage, November 1-11, 2018 visiting Belfast, Derry, Knock, Galway, Connemara, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Blarney and Dublin. $2899 per person from Montreal. For more information contact Fr. Andrew Amyot 315-384-2064 or email@example.com
CONFIRMATION RETREATS WITH NET MINISTRIES: Attention Western Region Pastors and Catechetical Leaders
First Come First Serve Basis:
When: November 18, 2018
Where: Fr. Amyot Center, Norfolk
Time: 10:30am Mass - 4:30pm
First Come First Serve Basis:
When: November 20, 2018
Where: St. Cecilia's Church, Adams
Time: 3:30pm - 9:00pm
To register for either date, contact Shayne firstname.lastname@example.org to by November 9, 2018
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OPERATION MIRIAM LUNCH: Attention all women and middle school age and up
Where: SSJ Motherhouse, Watertown, NY
When: December 9, 2018
To register contact: Shayne e-mail: email@example.com or call 315-782-3620
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MEXICO CITY & OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
Join Fr. Bob & Fr. Doug Decker on a pilgrimage to Mexico - Our Lady of Guadalupe from December 8-14, 2018. A special highlight of our trip will be visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe to celebrate Mass on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We will also visit the church of Santiago Tlateloclco where St. Juan Diego was baptized, among others. We will celebrate Mass daily. The new lower cost is $1979.00 per person/double occupancy. Please contact Lisa Reed at 518-332-8414 or Lreed49269@gmail.com for more information.
ITALY PILGRIMAGE: With the Passion Play of Oberammergau
Space is limited – Book now to avoid disappointment! This is your last chance to experience the world-famous Passion Play of Oberammergau until 2030!
Join Fr. Donald A. Robinson on a pilgrimage to Italy- with The Passion Play of Oberammergau, and also visiting Rome, Assisi, Florence, Venice, Innsbruck, Munich From May 25 – June 4, 2020.
$4099 per person, roundtrip air from New York.
Please contact- Father Donald A. Robinson – 315-493-3224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
(for the September 22/23 Bulletin)
Fashion is an industry that harms the environment especially Fast Fashion which is clothing that is produced quickly and inexpensive. Items of clothing thrown away are filling up landfills at an alarming rate of 12.8 million tons of textile. Repurposing clothing you have outgrown can give others less fortunate something to wear. Works of love directed to one's neighbor are the most perfect external manifestation of the interior grace of the Spirit…. – Pope Francis
(for the September 29/30 Bulletin)
“I come away from my walk in the woods reminded that the world and all creation are so immense and that I am so small. Not that I don’t matter. To the Creator of the universe, we all matter. But I am a part of something so much bigger that I can’t fully grasp. That awareness brings me a sense of both awe and peace. My struggles matter, but they are just one part of a vast universe. I can go forward a little more calmly and make a humble decision, trusting in the God who created all.”--Pope Francis Take a walk outside today and think about how much it matters to take care of Creation.
PLANNED GIVING: Planning Ahead = Good Stewardship:
Good stewardship requires us to think of the future. Have your estate plans prepared now and include a gift to our parish. For further information, contact Scott Lalone, Executive Director of Development/Foundation at the Diocese of Ogdensburg at 315-393-2920 or email@example.com.
These are parish and other local events that may be of interest to your parishioners. If you would like to share them in your parish bulletin, you can simply cut and paste the text under the "Description."
VENDORS NEEDED CRAFT/ARTISAN SHOW
The Altar Rosary Society of St. Patrick’s, Brasher Falls will host an Annual Craft/Artisan Show in November. This year we are trying something different by hosting a 2-day show!! The event will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and Sunday November 11, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at The Knights of Columbus Hall in Brasher Falls We are looking for vendors to display their work. If you wish to do this or know someone that does; please call Val Cline at 315-389-4182 for a registration packet. Tables are rented for $18 each.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: St. Mary's Church, Massena
St. Mary's Church (9 Sycamore St., Massena NY) holds weekly Benediction/Adoration on Thursdays from 9AM to 10AM
NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FORABORTED CHILDREN: Plattsburgh, New York
On Saturday, September 8, pro-life Americans throughout the country will gather at the gravesites of aborted babies and other memorial sites dedicated in their honor for the sixth annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.
Solemn vigils will be held at these sites to commemorate the more than 59 million children who have lost their lives to legal abortion since 1973, and to remind our society of the humanity of the unborn child. Please join us for the memorial service in our community:
Event: National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children
When: Saturday, September 8, 10 a.m.
Where: Our Lady of Victory Church, 4919 S. Catherine St. Plattsburgh, NY. Please gather at the memorial headstone by main entrance to church.
More Info: Contact Deacon Jack Lukasiewicz at 518-562-1175 or visit Champlainvalleyrighttolife.org to view calendar of events.
Together let us remember the victims of abortion and pray for a final end to this injustice in our land during the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.
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ST. AUGUSTINE'S 41ST ANNUAL APPLEFEST: Peru, NY
Join Us For Family FUN!
St. Augustine's Parish Center
3030 Main Street (GPS) Peru, NY 12972
September 15th - 16th
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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ANDRE BESSETTE PARISH HOLY HARVEST FESTIVAL: Celebrating the Harvest Season
What: St. André Bessette Parish Holy Harvest Festival – Celebrating the Harvest Season
When: Sunday, September 16, 2018
- Mass: 11:00am at Notre Dame Church
- Festival: 12pm to 3pm
Where: Notre Dame (11 Church Place, Malone, NY)
Additional Information: A harvest dinner featuring smoked pulled pork, potato salad, coleslaw, corn on the cob, macaroni & cheese, baked beans, rolls and dessert will begin at noon. Entertainment will be provided by the Thirty1&Mandolin. There will also be children’s games & activities and a raffle with a $1,000 first prize! Dinner tickets will be sold at the event.
Cost for the meal will be:
Children 6-12: $6.00
Children under 5 are free
Take out dinners will also be available.
SPIRITUAL BOOK CLUB: Massena NY
Massena - The Massena Catholic Community Book Club meets once a month to discuss various works of fiction and non-fiction that have importance to the Catholic Church and relevance in our daily lives. Copies of book are often available on Kindle through our parish's Formed.org subscription or through purchase with Amazon.
Date - The third Thursday of each month (Next Date: Thursday, September 20)
Time - 7PM
Place - Sacred Heart Rectory, Massena. NY
For more information, visit our website at: www.massenacatholics.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FABULOUS FABRIC FUNDRAISER: Attention all quilters and sewers!
Our Lady of the Adirondacks House of Prayer at 7270 Star Road Route 190 in Ellenburg Center is hosting an all day event on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. featuring fabric and quilting accessories. All items are 50%! Whether you are looking for Christmas craft material or bulk stock, this is a great opportunity to support the House of Prayer and replenish sewing and quilting supplies as we head into the fall and winter seasons.
Contact: Carol Alexander at 518-236-6016 or the House of Prayer at 518-594-3253 for more information.
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CCBC HARVEST DINNER: Yankee Pot Roast
St. Patrick's Church Chateaugay, NY
Sept 23, 2018: 12 pm to 5 pm
Contact Deacon Brian Dwyer for more information
Cost $12 Adults, Children 5-11 yrs $5, and under 5 free
Raffle with prizes
HARVEST DINNER: Annual Roast Beef harvest dinner
St Elizabeth's Church Elizabethtown NY will hold its annual Roast Beef Harvest Dinner on Sunday Sept. 30, 2018 at the parish hall next to the church.
From 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. dinner of Roast Beef and all the trimmings with homemade desserts will be served.
Adults $ 9; children age 5-12: $ 5; children under 5 free. Take outs will be available starting at 1:30 p.m. Cash raffle tickets and other items will be available.
ST. MARY'S, COPENHAGEN ANNUAL TURKEY DINNER: A Parish Fundraiser
Copenhagen – St. Mary’s Annual Turkey Dinner
Date: October 4th
Time: 4:30 pm
Where: Copenhagen Fire Hall
Cost: Adults -$9.00
Children – Ages – 6-12 - $4.50
Children – Ages – 5 & under-FREE
Take Outs –$ 8.00
Features: Bazaar & Bake sale
Raffle Items – ( $500 & MORE)
Please contact Sr. Mary Ellen Brett 315-688-2683 or email email@example.com for more info.
THE 177 PROJECT: A nationwide tour of Eucharistic Adoration featuring some of the most talented Catholic musicians in the country
This fall, the 177 Project is partnering with 22 different artists to bring an evening of Eucharistic Adoration and music to every single diocese in the US! On October 5, 2018, we’ll be at Notre Dame Church in Malone, NY and we want you to join us.
Tickets to the evening are completely free and you can get yours by visiting the177project.com. Can’t wait to see you there!
When: October 5, 2018 starting with the Rosary at6:45pm, followed by Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00pm - 8:00pm and concluding with a concert at 8:15pm.
Where: Notre Dame Church in Malone, NY
Contact: Andrew Duso at 518-483-1300
Cost: No Charge and you can get tickets at www.iTickets.com
FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS: Ogdensburg, NY
Come join the Legion of Mary in First Saturday Devotions, the first Saturday of each month in the Deacon Winter Chapel of St. Mary's Cathedral at 2:30 p.m. This devotion is a direct and loving response to the request of Our Lady of Fatima. For more information contact the St. Mary's Cathedral office at 315-393-3930. All are welcome!
ST. MARY'S HARVEST DINNER: Turkey Dinner, North Bangor, NY
The annual Harvest Turkey Dinner will be held at the North Bangor Fire Department 2265 State Route 11, North Bangor, N.Y. 12966. The dinner will be held on October 7th from 12 noon to 4pm. The dinner is open to the public and includes roast turkey, mashed potatoes, Squash, stuffing, cabbage salad, cranberry sauce, rolls and dessert.
Adults - $10.00, Seniors -$9.00, 6-12 - $6.00, 5 and under free, take outs $10.00. Take outs available from 11am - 4 pm, call 518 483 2780 if you wish to place an order.
MULTI-PARISH EVENT ON SUNDAY, OCT. 7TH - FEAST OF THE HOLY ROSARY: Keeseville, NY
Please join us to honor our Queen of the Rosary
Bishop Terry LaValley will join us to celebrate Mass and the Most Holy Rosary on Sunday, Oct. 7th at 11:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Keeseville with the blessing of candles during Mass. Immediately following Mass, we will pray the Living Rosary together as Mary's children. After the rosary, everyone is invited to join us for a (free) luncheon at the Elk's Club (next door to the church). All are welcome. For any questions, please call Anne Bassler at (518) 645-4173 or Brenda Smith at (518) 578-3016
HARVEST DINNER: West Chazy, NY
St. Joseph’s Church in West Chazy will hold its 45thAnnual Harvest Dinner, featuring turkey with all the trimmings, and a Country Store and much more.
Date: Sunday, October 7, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Place: St. Joseph’s Parish Center
Prices: Adults, $10.00; children 5-12, $5.00; Children under 5 free.
For information, please call St. Joseph’s Parish Office at 518-493-4521
A SPECIAL CALLING: Prayerful Residents for House of Prayer
Our Lady of the Adirondacks House of Prayer, located at 7270 Star Road Route 190 in Ellenburg, NY, is seeking the right person to live on premises as the House Formation Coordinator. A strong prayer life, a genuine love of people, a welcoming inclusive spirit, and joyful excitement at the prospects of renewal through evangelization are among the prerequisites for this position. Other people who share this calling are also being sought for Residency to live in community. The mission of the House of Prayer is “to promote prayer, recollection, retreats, and spiritual development for all, and with special attention to those living in the North Country.” Its vision is “to imitate the way of life of Jesus Christ in a spirit of simplicity and hospitality expressed through the poverty, love and peace exemplified in our Lord and his blessed mother, Mary.” We know that the House Formation Coordinator position is not for everyone, but we believe that some folks have been called by the Lord in this special way, either as the House Formation Coordinator, or as a Resident....and we look forward to hearing from you. Please call the House at 518-594-3253 for more information or contact Sarah Anderson at 518-846-3060
September 14: Day of Prayer and Penance
September 15: Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting
September 20-21: Middle School Vocations Retreat
September 21-23: Intercollegiate Retreat for Students in the Diocese
September 22: FFM Program Workshop #1
September 23: Jubilee Mass for Married Couples and Consecrated Religious
September 28-30: YOUTH LEAD: 2018 Leadership Weekend
September 29: Journey with Christ (Western Region)
September 30: Blue Mass
October 4: ERCLMA Fall Event
October 5-7 Family Camp Session 3
October 7: Lifechain Sunday
October 13: The Catholic Family: God's Answer for our Time
October 13: Journey with Christ (Eastern Region)
October 16-18: Pilgrimage to Western New York with Bishop LaValley
October 20: FFM Workshop #2
October 21: Mission Sunday
October 21: Western Region Destination Confirmation
October 24: SLFA CLM Association Dinner Meeting